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Herẓliyya, 5th century CE. Mosaic floor. Dedication.

Transcription

Ἡ μοναρχικὴ ἐξουσία ἐλεήσῃ ταπεινοὺς καὶ ἐλεεινοὺς καμόν τας ἐν τῷδε τῷ οἴκῳ

Translation

May the sovereign power have mercy upon the lowly and miserable men who have labored in this house.

Diplomatic

ΗΜΟΝΑΡΧΙΚΗΕΞΟΥϹΙΑ ΕΛΕΗϹΗΤΑΠΙΝΟΥϹ ΚΑΙΕΛΑΙΕΙΝΟΥϹΚΑΜΟ ΤΑϹΕΝΤΩΔΕΤΩΟΙΚΩ

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Notes
A somewhat different translation of the last phrase of the inscription, ἐν τῷδε τῷ οἴκῳ, could be “in this room” rather than “in this house,” with a specific reference to the laying of the mosaic floor in the triclinium of the villa

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Dimensions

H: 45 cm; W: 110 cm; D: —

Date

400 CE to 499 CE

Current location

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Bibliography

Source of diplomatic

  • Di Segni, Leah. “A Greek Inscription from the Villa at Herẓliyya Bet.” ‘Atiqot, no. 110 (2023).
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Source of transcription

  • Di Segni, Leah. “A Greek Inscription from the Villa at Herẓliyya Bet.” ‘Atiqot, no. 110 (2023).
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Source of translation

  • Di Segni, Leah. “A Greek Inscription from the Villa at Herẓliyya Bet.” ‘Atiqot, no. 110 (2023).
    Zotero
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"Inscriptions of Israel/Palestine," HERZ0001, 22 February 2024. https:doi.org/10.26300/pz1d-st89